Easy Baked Brie Recipe

Easy Baked Brie

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
511 Calories
26g Fat
48g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 511
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 847mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 247mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Everyone needs a dish in their party food repertoire that can be flawlessly executed no matter how hectic the hosting duties become. Not only does this baked brie fit that bill, but it’s so delicious, and delivers such incredible bang for the buck, that you may find yourself assembling one at two o’clock on a Sunday morning, or rationalizing about why it’s fine to make it for yourself for Tuesday’s lunch.

To make this recipe even easier, feel free to substitute the accoutrements with anything else that you might have on-hand. Simply drizzle with honey, for instance, rather than honeycomb, skip the nuts, or use a different fruit butter or perhaps an onion jam. As long as you’ve got something crispy to hold up the melted cheese, and something to add a bit of complexity and sweetness, it’s hard to go too far wrong. In fact, why not have the ingredients for several variations on hand, trying them one after the other? That might be the best plan of all, because, whether it’s a swinging soiree or a party of one, once the platter hits the table, it’s sure to be quickly cleared. Turns out that the hardest thing about this easy baked brie is resisting it.


  • 1 (16-ounce) brie, or camembert, or any other size

  • Fig butter, your favorite fruit butter or preserves

  • 1/2 to 1 cup halved or chopped walnuts, depending on size of the cheese

  • Honeycomb, for garnish

  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted, crisp brioche toasts, or assorted crackers

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and a serving platter. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Easy Baked Brie ingredients

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  2. Place the walnuts in a baking dish and put them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until fragrant and lightly toasted.

    walnuts in a baking dish

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  3. While the walnuts are toasting, cut a piece of parchment paper for the brie. Ideally, the parchment will be sized such that when the brie is baked you can simply pick up the paper—cheese and all—and place it directly on your serving platter.

    brie cheese on parchment paper

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  4. Place the parchment in a baking dish (such as a pie plate), set the whole wheel on the parchment and spread the top with a generous quantity of fig butter. Put in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

    fig butter on top of brie

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  5. When the walnuts are toasted, remove them from the oven and chop coarsely.

    chopped walnuts on a cutting board

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  6. Check on the brie. When it’s leaking a bit and feels soft when poked, remove it from the oven and lift it via the parchment onto the waiting platter.

    baked brie with fig jam

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  7. Scatter the toasted walnuts on top of the baked brie, arrange the toasts, place honeycomb on the side and serve.

    Easy Baked Brie served with honey and crackers

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